Tuptown Tower Tales

It’s Pigsticks and Harold time and Benfield posed some interesting questions to their adopted author Alex Milway!

Dear Geckos and Iguanas!

Hello again! And yes, Hololo is Pigsticks! Well done 🙂
Here are some answers to your questions:
1. When are you making another book and when can we expect it in the shops
I’m currently working on a book called Hotel Flamingo, and it will be out next Spring.
2. Do you draw all of the pictures in Pigsticks and Harold yourself?
Yes! I do all the pictures. Though I think some of you are easily good enough to help me now!
3. Your life sounds so exciting – when and where are you going away next?
HA! it’s not so exciting, although I must admit to never imagining my work would take me around the world. My next trip away is to sunny Brighton to see all of you, I think!
4. Did you always want to be an author when you were growing up?
No! Not at all. I first wanted to be a footballer. Then I wanted to be a musician. Then I wanted to be an artist. Then I wanted to animate and make cartoons. Only then did I realise writing children’s books was the perfect job for me. (And I still want to be all the other things, by the way… I still paint. I still make music, and I still love cartoons and animation.)
And for this week’s task!
I’ve attached a Pigsticks spread, which is illustrated, but lacks words! So here’s what I’d love you to do. Have a look at the picture and write a short description of the scene alongside. You could try writing this as a page of a Pigsticks story, if you’d like, building a story around this picture.
Some things to think consider: why might all the people of Tuptown be standing in a tower next to a tall building? What is Pigsticks saying to them? And why isn’t Harold there – where might he be?
You can be as silly as you like, I know I always try and think of the silliest reasons for things happening in Pigsticks’ world.
Thanks!

Benfield have been busy creating some super stories to accompany Alex’s illustration

 

We love these! Especially Harold eating cake – as we’re all partial to a bit of cake here at Team AAA!

Well done – super work Benfield!

Team AAA
x

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